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Email : samwri1984@hotmail.co.uk

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Hey all my name is Samantha, I'm 32 from England. Engaged. I have been handcrafting cards since I can remember from making mothers day cards at nursery to selling them to friends and family now. I love seeing the reactions on peoples faces when you make a unique handcrafted card just for them. I have also been a keen scrapbooker/photographer since I was about 5 when my parents started to foster and I always kept a scrapbook for each child we cared for - which goes with them to their new families so they don’t forget any precious memories of their childhood.

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas/Hanukkah - December YTLH©


Hey all
Hope everyone is well and had a great time over the holidays. If you go over to You tube you can follow along with the YouTube Layout Hop. Theme for this month is "Christmas/Hanukkah". 

Due to to holidays there are not as many people free to participate in the hop this month so I decided to make two layouts as they were both super simple and Christmas related I thought I'd put them both together in this video.

Here is the first page I have made this was inspiration from ShimelleLaine - Glitter Girl Adventure 051: Getting Glittery
Sam xxx





The background paper is from a Flower Fairies calendar which I got free with Cardmaking and Papercraft. I didn't end up using the blue polka dot paper as there was too many dots. 

The second layout is of Darcy's school Nativity play


I went back and stamped "the Nursery" as the title looked weird.

Next person in line- Nancy - www.youtube.com/Scrapping601

There is a FAN page on Facebook please try to promote and post the fan page link on your Facebook to help spread the word. Ask people to "like" the page. Here is the link.
http://www.facebook.com/YTLH2011


Sponsor for December: 
Nancy Morin - http://etsy.com/shop/Scrapping601Designs


December Line-up:
1- Sam - www.youtube.com/samwri1984
2-Nancy - www.youtube.com/Scrapping601
3- Meital - www.youtube.com/tmeital

Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xx

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Little Cutie



Hi
Hope everyone is well

A4 layout for you using a bunch of scraps.





Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx



Friday, 30 November 2012

Christmas Decks are up!

Hope everyone is doing well.

My decks are up 2 days earlier than normal. Traditionally we put our decorations up on the 1st Dec but I was feeling festive so I wanted to put them up :-)

 Here are a few photos and there is a video below.



Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

November - "Family" YTLH©

Hey all
Hope everyone is well.
If you go over to You tube you can follow along with the YouTube Layout Hop.

Here is the page I have made:



Theme for this month is "Family". Hope you guys like each and every video and please leave a comment on every video to be eligible to WIN a prize from our Sponsors.




Next person in line- Kerry - www.youtube.com/kjmckenz

There is a FAN page on Facebook please try to promote and post the fan page link on your Facebook to help spread the word. Ask people to "like" the page. Here is the link.
http://www.facebook.com/YTLH2011

Sponsors for November: Tanner Bell
www.tannerbelldesigngs.com

November Line-up:
1- Zoe- www.youtube.com/AF0093
2-Nancy - www.youtube.com/Scrapping601
3- Sam - www.youtube.com/samwri1984
4-Kerry - www.youtube.com/user/kjmckenz
5- Laura - www.youtube.com/Lauraluvslace
6- Meital - www.youtube.com/tmeital
7- Elisha- www.youtube.com/emoran78
8- Niurka- www.youtube.com/NBGcrafts

Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Halloween Cookies

Hi All

Hope everyone is well.

Another A4 Hybrid layout for you.


I used:
Blue paper from My Minds Eye - Magnolia Collection
Digital Papers from shabbyprincess.com - Holliday Sampler
Digital Font from shabbyprincess.com - Moody Blues
Mason Jar, Halloween logo I am not sure had them for a while.



Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Friday, 9 November 2012

Senting some love to my followers

Hi all

I just wanted to send some love to my lovely friends and followers who always take the time to leave comments on my blog post - You know who you are!!

I really appreciate you all for leaving such lovely comments and encouragement!!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart it always makes my day when I have a new comment on my blog :-)

Love to you all
Sam xx

Monday, 5 November 2012

My First attempt at making clothes

Since pinching my mams sewing machine about 3 weeks ago I had not used it but had wanted to attempt to make my nieces or the girls some little dresses.

I was sorting out some of my clothes which didn't fit me or  I didn't want anymore but could not part with them as I loved the fabric so I have a pile of clothes to cut up and reuse.

So this is what I made with the back of a top and the bottom of a vest top.

Its a dress for a 1 ish year old lol!


As this is my first attempt at any sort of clothes making I was pretty chuffed and Adam said it was good - praise indeed if he likes it. Wants to get me making clothes for him lol I said come on this is my first attempt and I don't think I'd ever get that good to make him clothes.


I am going to attempt a bigger one with the left over fabric. Its not costing me anything as I am recycling old clothes so practice makes perfect.

Any hints or tips anyone?? I need help lol

Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

1 Photo 2 Different Layouts

I had to scrap the same photos for both Darcy and Gypsy but since they are sisters I didn't want to to the same page for both.

So I used the same photo but made two different pages.


First Page


















I used the back of another layout for the base of the page as I didn't want to waste it. The paper is from K&Co Urban Stack.
The teal polka dot is an envelope I got a birthday card in I loved it so kept it. All pink paper is scraps and I used a flower die in my Cuttlebug to make the flowers. Text is orange rub on and white peal off stickers.

Second Page

I used Kraft card stock for the base. Pattern paper in this layout came free with the Papercraft Inspirations magazine in Jan 2009 lol old yes I know! My nans friend send lots of old magazines around for me. But I found the link online where you can download and print them yourself. Font was a digital one which I printed and cut out. 

Free papers

There are lots and lots of freebies on this site so have a look :-)

I even got the sewing machine out and sewed hearts and some of the papers down. This is the first time I have sewed on paper and was pretty easy.

Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : 9 Months

Hi All

Hope everyone is well.

Inspiration for this layout came from Stretching Sketches with Donna Jannuzzi. It wasnt actually Donna's sketch which totally inspired me. It was the page Diana Chen made using the sketch as I saw this first. But for me I can scraplift pages better than following blanc sketches I like to see the paper people use and colour combos to get my inspiration going - if you know what I mean!




The process video below I really need to get the mic sorted I appologise in advance its not very good quality and I think I keep putting mic to close to my mouth, Sorry xx



Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Halloween/Fall October YTLH©

Hey all
Hope everyone is well.
If you go over to You tube you can follow along with the YouTube Layout Hop.

Here is the page I have made:


















Theme for this month is "Halloween/Fall". Hope you guys like each and every video and please leave a comment on every video to be eligible to WIN a prize from our Sponsors.


Sponsors for October: 
Tanner Bell  www.TannerBelldesigns.com  

Next person in line- Elisha - www.youtube.com/user/emoran78

There is a FAN page on Facebook please try to promote and post the fan page link on your Facebook to help spread the word. Ask people to "like" the page. Here is the link

October Line-up: (Please note if Lauraluvslace and NBGcrafts aren't showing this is due to the hurricane which will be affecting power)

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Birthday

Hi All

Hope everyone is well.

I made Gypsy's First Birthday layout.
The photos aren't great but they are the only ones we managed to get!

 I ran paper through printer to write the Birthday girl on the bottom corner.



Used:
My Minds Eye - Magnolia pink Paper
DCWV - Selection of patterned paper.
Stickers from October Afternoon Cakewalk



Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Infants School

Hi All

Hope everyone is well.

2 days in a row in my craft room and I defo have my mojo back which I am happy about!!

I have had the school photos for Darcy for ages and wanted to make her a page today. This is a hybrid page today some digital papers and some normal.
I am totally loving the A4 size layouts at the minute I am finding them so much easier than 8x8 or 12x12.


What I used:
  • Yellow paper is a textured paper which I got a pack from Paper Mill shop for £1
  • Dark Red is from a plain paper pad I got from Lidel for a £1 and it has lots of different colours.
  • Apple paper is digi free download from MissTina
  • Pattern Red, Yellow and Green, "A is for" and apple is free download from Peppermintcreative
  • Black chalk board paper I am not sure was scrap in my tub but it looks like a printable so I will try and find link for that one for you.
  • Hopscotch sticker is from October Afternoon Hometown collection I only got sticker sheet.
  • Learning ABC sticker is from Kindergarten School - Karen Foster Designs.
  • Green polka dot chip frame is from DoveCraft
  • Colorbök Classic Black Sticky Alpha Stax
  • American Crafts Remarks Chickadee alpha stickers.
The page took me a while to put together which you will see if you watch my video below!
It just would not come together for me I was trying to stack the papers and it just didnt want to work!
I am happy with finished page but it doesnt look how I invisioned it!

** I must appologise in advance also I think I have the mic too close to my mouth sorry xxx




Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Autumn is always early!

Hi All

Hope everyone is well.
For those who didnt know I was made redundant from work last Tuesday and the week has its flew over but I havent done anything! I have been catching up on alot of lie in's which I have missed :-)

I thought I would venture back into my craft for the first time in about a week or 2. I didnt want to sicken myself before I left work as I will be on gardening leave until 19th Nov before my redundancy money comes through and then I can get a new job.

I'd like to say woo big pay day as I have been there for quite a few years but I am going to have to be sensible incase I dont get a new job straight away.

Anyways .... shut up Sam ... on to my layout!

Layout is a scraplift from Scrapbooketc which was a paper piece Tree Background - Design by Cindy Tobey



Paper is by My Minds Eye - Magnolia

I put some more paper pieced images from the Canon website:

I also used a stamp from HamptonArt - Seasonal Beauty.










The letters cut for word Autumn were digital but cannot remember where from, sorry. Hate how it turned out when i outlined letters with marker. But once I started had to finish it - boo hoo!

The "is always early!" Was just typed in word.







 
Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Precious Moments

Hi All

Hope everyone is well.

Another video layout for you.

Paper used.
Fancy Pants Design - It's the small things.


I did a little paint splatter which was just emulsion tester pots watered down.

Very simple layout.



Some random cards I have made lately too

Sympathy card for my Great Aunt as my Great Uncle died a week ago.


 Birthday card for my mam.


Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sam's Scrapbook Process : Très Chic

Hi All

Hope everyone is well.

Took the photos on this layout of my niece Amelia at the begging of September. She had a gorgeous little pink & black dress on which had very french boutique print and she is quite the little poser so I had to whip the camera out.

This is a double 8 x 8 layout

The pink text paper is by Pink Petticoat it was a boutique collection I have had for years so not sure if they still do it as I couldn't not find it on the site to get the name.

The Black and White papers and pink border I made myself.

They are all printed on photo paper as my printer is acting up and printing on photo paper is the only way I get true colours when printing - not sure why!





The lace flowers I bought from CratyLoops on Ebay and love them!!

I got the Eiffel Tower die cut from my friend Sandra Jordan from Facebook it was pink one one side and purple on the other. I covered the purple in black ink but it was far too much black on the page and wanted to pick the light pink from her dress so used the backside.

I totally love this layout.



Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comment its much appreciated
Sam xxx

Thursday, 27 September 2012

"Free-Style" September YTLH©

Hey all
Hope everyone is well.
If you go over to You tube you can follow along with the YouTube Layout Hop.

Here is the page I have made:





Theme for this month is "Free-Style". Hope you guys like each and every video and please leave a comment on every video to be eligible to WIN a prize from our Sponsors.

Sponsors for September: Drew Scott (Cardofmyeye)
www.hopscotchcrafts.com

Next person in line- Nancy -
www.youtube.com/Scrapping601

There is a FAN page on Facebook please try to promote and post the fan page link on your Facebook to help spread the word. Ask people to "like" the page. Here is the link.

September Line-up:
1-Meital - www.youtube.com/tmeital
2-Laura - www.youtube.com/Lauraluvslace
3-Elisha - www.youtube.com/emoran78
4-Shannon - www.youtube.com/purplelionpaper
5-Sam - www.youtube.com/samwri1984
6-Nancy-www.youtube.com/Scrapping601

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Layout share

Hi All

Wanted to share 2 layouts I have made using the Fabulous Collection by Simple Stories

First one is 8x8 of my niece Amelia using an Instagram Pic


 The second one is A4 (letter) size of 4 pictures of Darcy.


Additional papers used from K&Co Urban Stack and Craft and Brown Card stock.

 



 

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and comments are much appreciated.
                                 
Sam xxx

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Engagement Cards

Found out 2 of my friends have got engaged this month so I have made 2 cards today.

Congratulations to:
Zoe and Gavin
Stephen and Paula

Wish you all the very best and hope you will be very happy.

I have used Lily of the Vally images:
Love Grows
On the Garden Wall






Papers:
DCWV - Linen Collection
Colorbox - Winnie's Walls

Thanks so much to taking the time to view and comments are much appreciated
Sam xxx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Christmas Cards

Wanted to share some more Christmas Cards

I am so addicted to Lily of The Vally images.

 I was getting a bit sick of the white background on the images so I coloured this in blue I had to do it a few times as colouring with Copic Markers it kept leaving streaks. If anyone know how do coloured background shading or knows of any YouTube tutorials please send me the link as I am rubbish at shading :-(

 I dangled a gold bell on a bow in the flowers for something a little different.
 These are the other poinsettia's I made.
I had some confetti gold stars which I stuck on some white craft wire so they are like little star stick pins.


Hope everyone is well

Love Sam x